Conservation biology


the branch of biology that deals with threats to biodiversity and with preserving the biologic and genetic diversity of animals and plants

Conservation biology was created to deal with the crisis of maintaining the genes, species, communities, and ecosystems that make up earth’s biological diversity.
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science; conservation biologist n
conservation biology
The scientific study of the conservation of biological diversity and the effects of humans on the environment.

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